Which is easier to be admitted? CAS or CALS

<p>which is easier? CAS or CALS..if i wanted to major in Biological Sciences..i understand they both have the same major in their departments</p>

<p>A much lower percentage of applicants gets into Arts and Sciences. Agriculture and Life Sciences is easier to get into, especially if you are a New York State resident.</p>

<p>hmm what if im a california resident? will it reduce my chances substantially?</p>

<p>yeah id like to know the same thing but specifically for ED</p>

<p>which same thing? I'll answer both: Geographic diversity will help you but it won't actively hurt you. So being from S. Dakota is surely a boon, but being from NJ won't make them say "screw this kid, we've already got too many from NJ"</p>

<p>CALS has a higher acceptance rate--not necessarily making it easier. CALS is the obvious choice between the two for a NY resident due to tuition issues.</p>

<p>In terms of ED, the same rules apply to both issues. ED itself increases your chances if you are qualified and increases your chances a ton if you are overqualified.</p>

<p>Though CALS has a higher acceptance rate, being in CAS will give you more academic freedom. You should pick a school based on your interests, rather than the acceptance rate.</p>

<p>Well.. both CALS and CAS have biological sciences.. now what i was wondering.. if i get in CALS Biological Sciences..do i work in the same building with CAS Biological Science kids? Or is there a seperate buildling for the colleges?</p>

<p>Also, i was wondering, wouldn't it be harder getting into CAS Biological Sciences because its 1 of 40something majors? Plus doesn't CAS have a low acceptance rate as it is?</p>

<p>If you want to be a Biology major, you should be in CALS.</p>

<p>First, to answer your question, it is easier to get into. </p>

<p>Secondly, in my personal opinion, the population of CALS - both student and faculty - is a lot more down to earth than the uber-liberal elitist professors you might find in A&S. This is partly because CALS is the backbone of Cornell's land-grant heritage.</p>

<p>Thirdly, in A&S, you'll be required to take a ton of extra classes - language requirements for instance - that you might not neccessarily find in CALS. I'd advise you to look into the actual curriculum because when the time comes to pursue your Biology major and you're stuck with a C- in Elementary Italian II, you're not going to be a happy kid.</p>

<p>Feel free to contact me with further questions.</p>

<p>I always say to my friends back home that are interested in Biology that Cornell is the best place to be a Biology major.</p>

<p>Biology in A&S, Biological Sciences in CALS, Human Biology, Health, and Society through HumEc and A&S, and Biological Engineering through Engineering and CALS. </p>

<p>Hang in there, stay motivated.</p>